Three innocent Muslim men have already been murdered.
Now, a fourth has been killed.
"Another Muslim man has been shot to death — the fourth to be killed in a period of nine months and the third in the past two weeks." —Elise Kaplan
The shooting occurred on Friday afternoon.
"The latest shooting happened late Friday night, just before midnight. An Albuquerque Police Department Spokesman said officers were called to the area near San Mateo and Copper NE for a shooting. When they arrived they found a man dead." —Elise Kaplan
Investigators have strong suspicions that these men have been targeted solely due to their race and religion—The Muslim community needs to be extremely careful.
"Investigators announced on Thursday that they believe there is a strong possibility that the men were targeted because of their race and religion." —Elise Kaplan
On August 6, 2022, APD officers held a news conference alongside leaders from the U.S. Attorney's Office, the 2nd Judicial District Attorney's Office, the FBI, and the city of Albuquerque.
"Saturday afternoon, APD officials held a news conference alongside leaders from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office, the FBI, and the city of Albuquerque. They urged people to come forward and report any suspicious activity." —Elise Kaplan
The APD has communicated with members of the Muslim community and is increasing patrols in certain areas.
"Deputy Chief Josh Brown said the department has consulted with the Muslim community and is increasing patrols in certain areas and establishing command posts. Multiple units throughout the department are working on the case." —Elise Kaplan
Police are asking anyone with information pertaining to this case to contact Crime Stoppers at 843-STOP.